Can you read this line? Soldier's Release Book - Trade?

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by PackRat, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    Can anyone read the last line of this testimonial? Any attempts appreciated!

    "This N.C.O. has had a wide experience of clerical work in Regimental Orderly Room work, Battery Office work & in Officers Mess accounting. Is keen and reliable at his job, is..."

    Can't work out the last line at all, "is something & something something". Not sure if the last word is possibly 'tact' as I imagine sensitive and confidential information would have passed through his hands in an Orderly Room/Battery Office role.

    Background info: the Regiment was deployed in the First & Second Arakan Campaigns and then went on to North Burma (he was with a battery for the Arakans, then was interposted to RHQ). His rank was Paid Acting Lance Bombardier for most of the war, reverting to Gunner on repatriation.

    Also Service Trade: Would that be N.T. for 'No Trade' or M.T. for 'Mechanised Transport'. He qualified as Driver (Internal Combustion) and mentioned driving a truck along a terrifying mountain road at one point.

  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    is trustworthy and possesses tact
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2018
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  3. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    Ah that's it! Been staring at it for ages trying to work it out, thank you!

    Anyone know about the 'Service Trade' on these booklets? Is that an 'M' for Mechanised Transport? He has 'Driver I/C' on his AF B103-1 in the 'Corps trade and grade qualifications' line but I didn't think that was counted as a 'proper' trade.

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